Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Wrap-Up: April 26, 2012

Newt Gingrich will officially exit the presidential race next week. Hopefully this won't result in him cheating on wife #3 (assuming he hasn't already).

A Marine sergeant was discharged over Facebook comments about President Obama (a.k.a. his boss more-or-less).

House Republicans are going to extreme measures to protect tax cuts for letting hundreds of thousands of kids go hungry. And people are still voting for these people because...?

A Virginia legislator associated with ALEC tries to take a pot-shot at a fellow Virginian...which doesn't go as he expected.

Dr. Robert Spitzer has written an apology to the gay community for the article he published a decade ago saying that ex-gay "therapy" was valid. Given the crap apologies that the LGBT community has gotten in the past, let me say that this was a true apology.

Hudson Taylor, founder of Athlete Ally and all-around awesome person, thinks it would be a great idea to implement an equality index for professional sports franchises. I'll go on record as supporting this idea.

Tony Perkins, president of the so-called Family (read: homophobic) Research Council, has come out of the a Birther.

That anti-gay Facebook group that I mentioned earlier this week has apparently disbanded...or slunk into the shadows only to reappear in another guise. Only time will tell.

A reminder that if you, or anyone you know, is a North Carolina citizen, make sure you/they are informed about Amendment One. It affects more than just the LGBT community and has disastrous consequences on many other groups of people. Early voting has already begun and the polls will be open on May 8 (less than 2 weeks away). Get on the horn folks.

And lastly, who wants to mine a meteor?

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